IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Here you can talk about Stratovarius and related bands. Language used is English.
Locked
TimoTolkki
Sr. Member
Posts: 859
Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2002 9:51 pm

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by TimoTolkki » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:09 am

I would like to inform you about the following things regarding Saana:
Due to the fact that Frontiers Records hasn't fullfilled its contractual obligations regarding Saana, I have terminated the contract between my production company Goldenworks and them.
Regardless of that, they have notified me by email today, that they are going to release Saana anyway without my permission even though they don't have the material to be able to produce the cd at all. They only have MP3 files which are not adequate to produce a high quality CD. Also they have absolutely no graphic material for the booklet, information regarding the songs or even the lyrics.
I would like to remind you that the ONLY OFFICIAL place where you can buy Saana is http://www.theground.com. As soon as their new layout is ready, you will be able to make pre-orders of Saana from that site. They deliver to the whole world fast and reliably.

THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE OF "SAANA-WARRIOR OF LIGHT PT1" is 3.3.2008

The configurations available to you are:

1. MP3/FLAC Album without copy protection (includes 24 page digital booklet and video) 7.77 €

2. Jewel Box CD (with 24 page booklet) 13 €

3 Jewel Box CD with bonus DVD (with 24 page booklet, 3 videos, in-depth interview of
Jennifer Sowle, in-depth interview of Timo Tolkki and photo gallery) 18 €

4 DVD (Includes the filmed story of Saana album with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound,
making of documentary, interviews and photo gallery. No region code. May release) 20 €

I would like to ask you to boycott the possible Frontiers release of Saana because it is not the
official version of the record and its quality is likely to be extremely poor.

Thank you for your wonderful support, especially in the last few days.
- Timo

PS. You can still download 3 songs from saana.com. They dont have any digital copy protection because I trust my fans.

Stratobanger
Sr. Member
Posts: 551
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:01 pm
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Contact:

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by Stratobanger » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:36 am

Right on!

Way to go Timo!

Best wishes

User avatar
browneyedgirl
Sr. Member
Posts: 27236
Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2002 6:00 pm
Location: Starfall
Contact:

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:51 am

I hope theground.com will take checks or money order. ???
"Your life is yours, and yours alone. Rise up and live it!"

Bob: I don't believe in God.
Archangel Michael: That's OK, Bob, because He doesn't believe in you, either!~Legion~

User avatar
dirge
Sr. Member
Posts: 3481
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:35 pm
Location: Wales
Contact:

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by dirge » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:28 am

Jeez, bet this has been a very stressful few weeks for you Timo! Hope everything pans out better soon.

User avatar
stratoplayer
Sr. Member
Posts: 2598
Joined: Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:05 pm
Location: Monterrey, Mexico

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by stratoplayer » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:52 am

Listened to the songs you posted, excellent work man, keep it up. All the best.

PS, any chance for a download of the dvd? (Paid of course, i just don't trust the postal service...)
Close your eyes and try to remember, destroyed lullabies of days gone by
Close your eyes on the edge of forever, a chance to dream fast asleep your nightmare ends

User avatar
cliff
Sr. Member
Posts: 3361
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2002 10:38 pm
Location: Tampere

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by cliff » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:07 am

Hei!

They are going to sell a CD version made from MP3 files???
This is insane.
If they sold the MP3 files directly on a download music store, I would understand, but a real CD??? :o

One thing Timo, you sell the MP3/FLAC album with no copy protection AND a digital booklet and video for only 7,77 euros ? This is really cheap in my opinion (I´d even say too cheap). I know this download market quite a lot, usually the price for a unprotected digital albums (MP3 files with a 192K bitrate) is between 10 and 11 euros, 95% of the time without any booklet or bonus.

You can anyway be sure that I´ll buy the digital version, the jewel CD with bonus DVD and the DVD version! :wink:
<b>This is wrong</b>

User avatar
cliff
Sr. Member
Posts: 3361
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2002 10:38 pm
Location: Tampere

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by cliff » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:27 am

stratoplayer wrote: PS, any chance for a download of the dvd? (Paid of course, i just don't trust the postal service...)
I don´t want to talk on behalf of Timo, but considering how high would be the server bandwidth cost (a non compressed DVD = 7 GB, which is about 100 times more than a simple digital album!), plus the time it would take for you to get the complete file, plus the transfer error rate, I´d say this is a terrible idea. If you don´t trust the postal service, you should ask your order to be sent in a registered way, or subscribe an insurance.
<b>This is wrong</b>

User avatar
NeonVomit
Sr. Member
Posts: 4628
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:36 pm
Location: London, UK

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by NeonVomit » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:33 am

Damn, screwed over by the label. Sucks.

I'll be ordering it the day it comes out, that's for sure.
"Beneath the freezing sky arrives Winter's Verge..."

http://www.wintersverge.com


I'm going to hell, and loving the ride!

User avatar
Dave
Sr. Member
Posts: 16777035
Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:57 pm
Location: somewhere under your bed

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by Dave » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:27 pm

I'll wait till May, I guess it'll be worth the wait..
And I hope that I'll be able to order from theground.com :?
Spamming is serious business!
--------------------------------------------
...le daremos tiempo al tiempo,
él nos dirá que sucede...
...aunque no quiera la vida
si he de vivir sin tu amor...

User avatar
black death
Sr. Member
Posts: 1548
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:14 am
Location: Czech Republic

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by black death » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:14 pm

They can release the album legally without author's permission in case like this?? This is insane...

Anyway, I also don't trust internet shops too much, but I have just good experience with Finnish e-shops :D

*Deni*
Member
Posts: 76
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Italy

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by *Deni* » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:01 pm

I just can't wait!!!*I guess I'll buy the Jewel box CD+DVD*
Timo, rock on, no matter of the obstacles and difficulties!!! :)

User avatar
stratohawk
Sr. Member
Posts: 3067
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2003 5:35 pm
Location: Germany

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by stratohawk » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:15 am

We'll support you, Timo! Thanx for the information!

User avatar
Beast_Pete
Sr. Member
Posts: 6488
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2003 8:34 pm
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact:

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by Beast_Pete » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:18 am

So you're releasing it on your birthday and on my niece's. :) And the DVD comes out in may? Might order both the Jewel Box with DVD and the DVD film.
"Mikor az utolsó véred is elfolyék,
S a tested is a porba hullék,
Akkor is van még remény,
Mert a lelked továbbra is él."

- Mark Swanson -
from the book, Nick's legend

Stratoviking
Sr. Member
Posts: 320
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2002 9:35 pm

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by Stratoviking » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:41 am

Thanks Timo for the information the songs are beautiful

User avatar
exe knight
Sr. Member
Posts: 2551
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:04 pm
Location: the whitefish river (siikajoki)

Re: IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE RELEASE OF SAANA

Post by exe knight » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:46 am

Intresting, unfortunately I'm too lazy to listen to the songs, but I will try to buy this thing anyway :D

Locked